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Week 5: Track and Field Weekly Honors

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Men's Co-Runner of the Week: Eliud Kipsang, Alabama

Alabama's Eliud Kipsang set the collegiate 1,500-meter record at 3:33.74 at the Bryan Clay Invitational, becoming the first collegian under 3:34.00 seconds and bettering the old mark by nearly a second. Kipsang now holds the first, sixth and 12th-fastest collegian times all-time in the 1,500 meters.

Men's Co-Runner of the Week: Florida 4x400 Relay

The Florida 4x400 team broke the collegiate record at the Tom Jones Memorial with a time of 2:58.53. Florida took Team Adidas, featuring three Olympians, to the wire and became the first collegiate team to run under 2:59.00 in the 4x400 relay. The team of Jacory Patterson, Ryan Willie, Jacob Miley and Champion Allison leads the nation this season in the 4x400.

Men's Field Athlete of the Week: Ayden Owens, Arkansas

Arkansas' Ayden Owens won the Mt. SAC Relays decathlon with a wind-legal collegiate record and 2022 world-leading score of 8,528 points while setting a pair of collegiate best marks within the multi-event with a 10.27 in the 100m and a 46.12 in the 400m. His second day started with 1,000 points for a 13.80 in the 110m hurdles. Owens finished the decathlon with a 10-second PR in the 1,500m as he registered a 4:13.17.

Men's Freshman of the Week: Wayne Pinnock, Tennessee

Tennessee's Wayne Pinnock leaped 8.06m (26-5.5) Friday at the War Eagle Invitational en route to the event win. With the mark, the Kingston, Jamaica, native leads the SEC and is tied for the best wind legal jump in the nation this season. Pinnock also set the Tennessee freshman record with the leap, surpassing the old rookie record of 7.89m (25-10.75) set by Greg Neal in 1982.

Women's Runner of the Week: Favour Ofili, LSU

LSU's Favour Ofili set a collegiate record of 21.96 in the 200 meters at the Tom Jones Memorial. She broke Kyra Jefferson's former collegiate record of 22.02 from 2017 and is the first collegiate runner to go sub-22 during the collegiate season. Ofili set the Nigerian national record and is No. 2 all-time in African history. She also ran the lead leg of LSU's 4x400m relay that finished second overall and the top collegiate team with a time of 3:30.52. In addition, Ofili anchored the LSU 4x100m relay to third with a time of 43.18.

Women's Field Athlete of the Week: Jasmine Moore, Florida

Florida's Jasmine Moore made her triple jump season debut outdoors and immediately took the NCAA lead. She jumped 14.07m/46-2 on her opening jump at the Tom Jones Memorial and now sits No. 1 in the NCAA, No. 3 in the world and No. 2 in school history. She and teammate Natricia Hooper are the only two women in the NCAA to crack 14-meters this season, with both of them doing it indoors and outdoors.

Women's Freshman of the Week: Lianna Davidson, Texas A&M

Texas A&M's Lianna Davidson threw a personal best mark of 182-7/55.66m in the javelin at the Tom Jones Memorial. Her throw is the best throw in the nation by a freshman this season and stands as the fourth best overall. Davidson also became the fifth-best performer in Aggie history.